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Warwickshire / Thomas Walters 1861 census Leamington, completed
« on: Tuesday 08 March 16 11:57 GMT (UK)  »
I've been searching for Thomas WALTERS in the 1861 census. He was born in 1840 in Newcastle upon Tyne, his brother Horatio was born in 1842 at Chorlton. I think he was with his parents Thomas and Jane at Sheffield in 1841, and with his aunt at Bilston in 1851 (called by his middle name Mortimer). His father had died in 1844.

I recently found a Thomas WALTERS in Leamington in 1861 the right age, although it says his place of birth was Birmingham, living with James and Louisa HANDLEY and Louisa's siblings. I'm wondering if this could be my Thomas? I can't see any other Thomas WALTERS born around 1840 in the Birmingham area (there is a Daniel Thomas but he's accounted for, I think in Staffordshire in 1861).

So I'm really after a second opinion. Does this sound feasible? I can't trace any Thomas born 1840 in Birmingham in any other census, so perhaps he either fibbed or it was just assumed he came from Birmingham. My Thomas emigrated to Australia in 1863.

If anyone is interested, there is this thread from a couple of years ago when I first started asking rootschatters about Thomas, although we couldn't find him in 1861.

Thanks in advance - all opinions welcomed even if you think I'm barking up the wrong tree!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Anna who?
« on: Saturday 20 February 16 08:08 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to work out Anna's last name. This is from her daughter's marriage in 1872 in Queensland, but the family were from Baden. I'm thinking the name is something like Geier, but spelled as it sounds. Does anyone have any other ideas?

Staffordshire Lookup Requests / 1851 census lookup please James WALTERS
« on: Friday 15 January 16 01:18 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to find James WALTERS in 1851 possibly aged about 40 born in Bilston.

I know he was baptised at Darlington St Methodist Wolverhampton in 1813, although he might not have been a baby then. Other siblings were born in 1804 and 1806. I think the family lived in Bilston, though I haven't been able to find out what happened to James. There is a burial for a James WALTERS at Bilston on 15 Mar 1853 age 45, so could be him, but pretty common name, so I'm not sure.

Any help finding him on the census would be most appreciated!

Shropshire / Which Mary MARRION of Tong? completed
« on: Tuesday 12 January 16 00:14 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to trace Mary MARRION (many spellings - MARYON on her marriage). She married John PHILLIPS in Wolverhampton in 1744 and the register notes she is from Tong Norton. Looking on familysearch at Tong there are 2 possible Marys baptised at about the right time: 26 Dec 1726 to John and Mary, or 24 May 1723 to Richard and Sarah.

Would it be possible to find out if there is a burial record for either of these before 1744 as that would make it a lot easier to decide between them?

Naming of children doesn't really help as she had a John, Mary, Richard and a Sarah ...

Any other help or suggestions would be most appreciated

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / what is this ship's name?
« on: Saturday 09 January 16 03:39 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone please help decipher this ship's name, travelled from Sydney to Vancouver in 1904 (I think).

Many thanks in advance

United States of America / Otto and Lena KELLER
« on: Friday 08 January 16 11:41 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to find some information about Otto and Lena KELLER. Family stories suggest they moved from Australia to San Francisco in 1908. (Otto was born in Prussia, Lena in Baden.) I have them in the 1920 census in San Francisco which suggests they arrived in 1906, but haven't been able to find them on any passenger lists. I'd really like to know how many of their 6 children (plus maybe a couple of Lena's from her first marriage) went with them. Their daughter Florence is definitely with them in 1920. Otto and Lena would be in their mid 50s when they moved to San Francisco.

Any help trying to track them down, or what happened to them after 1920 would be most appreciated.

The Common Room / darlington st methodist wolverhampton
« on: Monday 04 January 16 07:15 GMT (UK)  »
Writing up my notes and searching for some images to go with them I discovered that Darlington St Methodist Chapel at Wolverhampton was built in 1825. Before that the Wesleyan chapel was held at "Noah's Ark". I'm wondering why the records of baptisms available from LDS for Darlington St Methodist Chapel date from 1793?

My ancestor was baptised there in 1806, so I'm wondering where it was exactly?

Any help with my confusion would be greatly appreciated.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / William PARKER's occupation in 1841 census?
« on: Saturday 02 January 16 04:19 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help decipher William's occupation? This is from the 1841 census Sheffield.

Many thanks in advance.

Family History Beginners Board / criminal records
« on: Tuesday 22 September 15 06:03 BST (UK)  »
So having spent an enjoyable weekend looking at findmypast newspapers, I found a reference to a relative who I suspected went by 2 names, and sure enough there was article possibly about her mentioning her name and her alias. The item was about her pleading guilty to assault, although didn't mention any sentence or fine.

Is it possible to find out more about this case so that I could come closer to making a definite connection, I mean are there any records that I could locate (this is Oxford, 1875) that might have more details of the case?

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